Category Archives: New Urbanism

Streets for People

INFO http://bit.ly/peoplenyc RSVP http://bit.ly/RSVP-streets

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Urban Design: The Good Kind & the Other Kind

WE ALL UNDERSTAND why so many normal, rational New Yorkers can act like NIMBYs—because we’ve all seen alien, intrusive development in New York like Billionaire Row and Atlantic Yards. Recent developments at the American Museum of Natural History brought this … Continue reading

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To Stop Pedestrian Deaths NYC Must Change How it Builds Streets

From CITYLIMITS.ORG: November 13th—Friday the 13th—marked the 13th day in a row that a pedestrian died on a New York City Street, all killed by cars or buses going too fast. They were among the 19 pedestrian deaths in the … Continue reading

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“The Placemaking Handbook”

“This book should be mandatory reading for anyone entrusted with the design of outdoor public space.” Download the Review (PDF)

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Happy Earth Day — The 21st Century Is The New 1960s?

EARTH DAY reminded me of my old friend Konrad Oberhuber, an art historian at Harvard when I met him, who later became the Curator of the Albertina in Vienna. In 1983 I went on a Fogg Museum trip to Prague with Konrad. … Continue reading

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Map of the Day

THIS NEW MAP from the NYC DOT shows where pedestrians are killed in Manhattan. The overwhelming majority of the deaths happen to city residents who don’t own cars, to workers in the Manhattan who used public transit for their commute, … Continue reading

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The Problem Is Not The Starchitecture. The Problem Is What Gets Left Out Of The Discussion.

ALMOST AS SOON AS THE ACE HOTEL OPENED in New York City, the word spread among the cool tech kids and the young beautiful people that the Ace lobby was the place to meet and work. Blogs like This Is Going To Be BIG wrote … Continue reading

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What do we want? Change! When do we want it? Now!

Funny that this is the first image that came up when I Googled “What do we want? Change! When do we want it? Now!” “Funny,” because I’m writing about the AIA’s response to the common-sense proposal by Steve Bingler and … Continue reading

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All the streets illustrated in Street Design

AN ALPHABETICAL LIST of all the streets illustrated in Street Design. You can also download a sortable Excel list by clicking here. Air Street. London, UK Alta Vista Terrace, Chicago, IL Arcade Santo Stefano, Bologna, IT avenue d’Iena, Paris, FR … Continue reading

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Two Birds with One Design: Affordable Housing & The Boulevard of Death

Queens Boulevard, Queens, New York. Before & After, looking southeast from 67th Road. Massengale & Co LLC and Urban Advantage for Transportation Alternatives

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Thank you, Mr. Godschalk

    DAVID GODSCHALK reviewed Street Design in the current Urban Land magazine, A revolution in street design is unfolding across America…. Street Design: The Secret to Great Cities and Towns is the revolution’s handbook. Its promise is clear: invest in … Continue reading

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Words To Live By

Sitting is the new smoking. Speeding on city streets is the new DUI.

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Ferguson, Missouri and the Cost of Sprawl

ENGINEER CHARLES MAROHN makes his usual insightful and interesting points in a post about Ferguson, Missouri on the Strong Towns blog (below). I happened to read the post just before reading an article in the Guardian that had many long quotes from … Continue reading

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Urban FedEx

THIS CITY-SIZED electric delivery truck is no longer made. Built by NaviStar (once known as International Harvester) with a grant from the Obama administration, it seems like exactly what our cities need to save energy and reduce pollution and congestion. … Continue reading

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Getting to Vision Zero

EIGHTY PERCENT of the residents of Manhattan don’t own a car. Most of the more than 45 million tourists who visited Manhattan last year didn’t bring a car with them. But even after all the positive changes on Manhattan streets … Continue reading

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The 21st Century Will Be Different Than The 20th

We’re starting to see that people in the 21st century are rejecting many of the trends of the late 20th century. Just as architecture and urbanism in the second half of the 20th century were very different than they had been … Continue reading

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Architects Say This Is The Problem Today

More information here & here And these are the solutions:

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